DIY: Fabric Covered Frame

We all love to display photos, but fancy frames can be pricey. They don't have to be, though! With a thrifted frame and some pretty fabric you can add a pop of spring color to your desk or bookshelf. This would make a great Mother's Day gift too!




  • Thrifted frame
  • cotton fabric
  • Modge Podge Glue
  • Brush
  • Scissors
  • Plastic cup


Lay frame on fabric and cut one inch around


Cut about 1/2 inch from the inside edge as well. Brush a small amount of modge podge on the front of the frame and place it front side down onto the fabric


Cut a diagonal line from the edge of the fabric to the frame for each inside corner


Brush on modge podge underneath the inside of the frame, wrap the piece of fabric around, and add more modge podge on top. Do the same for all sides of the inside of the frame.


For the outside, cut off the triangles from each corner as shown


Brush a bit of modge podge undernearth before you wrap each fabric piece around the frame. Add more modge podge on top.


The back should look something like this. Let it dry for a couple hours in this position.


After the back dries for a couple hours, turn the frame around and add modge podge to the front, smoothing out wrinkles as best you can.


Now you've got a beautiful frame for your treasursed photographs